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I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 1yr and 8 months and no period but recently i have experienced severe breast tenderness almost a dull ache to a burning sensat?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mirena (levonorgestrel) contains only a small amount of Progesterone so breast tenderness is not a side effect of this birth control. Common causes of breast tenderness include weight gain, hormonal fluctuations, caffeine intake, dietary and exercise changes, cysts, and others. If it continues schedule a visit for an examination. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test.

Answered Feb 6, 2016



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